The 71th R & T Threshermen's Reunion is the 2nd Oldest show in the Country to be held again August 14th to the 17th in 2019 featuring “Minneapolis Moline” along with Water Pumping Equipment. Also featured will be The 20th Annual Empire Expo.
The 2019 R & T Brochure is available here.
The 2019 Threshermen’s Reunion Poster is available here.
The 20th Annual Empire Expo Brochure is available here.
The Most Complete Steam & Gas Show in the East! Visit the large Flea Market! Walk thru the Huge Flea Market 2-3 acres and we have over 100 vendors.
Watch the large recently restored, 100 Year Old, 1913 485 HP TDA Cooper Gas Engine in Operation.
Exhibits include Steam Traction Engines, Antique Tractors, Threshing Machines, Hit & Miss Gas Engines and Large Gas Engines. Ride Two Steam Trains that loop our grounds, Watch the Saw Mill and Shingle Mill in Operation. Visit the Model Shop , Antique Car Museum, and the Large Stationary Steam Engine Museum. See the featured Rumely Display, Stationary Balers, Antique Wagons and the new Line Shaft Machine Shop. There are many activities for Children including the Children’s Pedal Pull.
Watch the Blacksmiths pounding Iron, Walk thru the Huge Flea Market. See the large John Deere and IHC Displays, Numerous Craft Displays. Watch our Antique Earth Moving Equipment in Action. See the Daily Parade of Power and the Pageant of Threshing. Enjoy the Good Home Made Food with Plenty of Shade around the grounds. Evening activities include Tractor Pulls, Steam Games, and Antique Tractor Pulls.
Daily Schedule for the 2019 Reunion
|7:00 AM||Grounds Open
Breakfast at the R & T Kitchen
|9:00 AM||Reunion Opening Ceremonies Pulling Track
(ALL ACTIVITIES TO STOP)
|9:30 AM||Sawmill in operation
Note: Many other equipment and activity demonstrations take place throughout the day.
|10:00 AM||Shingle Mill in operation|
|11:00 AM||Cooper Engine running|
|12:00 Noon||Noon whistle blow! - Equipment shut-down
Time for lunch
|1:00–3:00 PM||"Pageant of Threshing" - inside Little Toot railroad track, Cooper Engine running|
|1:30 PM||Threshing machine demonstrations
Saw mill in operation
|2:00 PM||Shingle Mill in operation|
|3:00 PM||Cooper Engine running|
|3:30 PM||"Parade of Power" - track area|
|6:30 PM||Start of Evening Program. Note: Daily entertainment is in the Harvesting Equipment Building, 10:30 - 3:00.|
|9:00 PM||Last shuttle to parking areas|
|11:00 PM||All activities conclude (Saturday at 5 PM)|
Other Equipment Demonstrations Throughout the Day
Marty's Little Flea Circus - 3 Shows Daily!
Gate Admissions Threshermen's Reunion
Rules of the Grounds:
• No Camping
• No Firearms
• No Alcoholic Beverages
• No Bikes Of Any Kind (1, 2, or 3 wheels)
• No Exotic Animals
• Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Association Reserves the Right to Refuse Admittance to Anyone at Anytime for Any Reason. (This includes Members).